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Germany Or Turkey For Euro 2024

Germany and Turkey are the only nations to submit bids to host the 2024 European Championships.

Both countries confirmed their applications this week for the tournament, with the hosts to be announced on 27 September.

The competition will revert to its usual format of single or joint-hosts following Euro 2020, which will be held in 12 cities across the continent. The semi-finals and final are scheduled for Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland had reportedly considered a joint-bid for 2024, but did not proceed.

Germany last hosted a major tournament in 2006, the World Cup, with the 1974 tournament plus Euro ’88 having also been held in West Germany. They had first expressed an interest in being 2024 hosts 11 years ago.

Their 10 potential host cities are Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Leipzig.

 

Turkey has never hosted a major tournament, being unsuccessful with bids to host Euro 2008 with Greece, plus the 2012 and 2016 finals on its own.

Two venues in Istanbul have been confirmed as part of their bid, as well as stadiums in Ankara, Bursa, Antalya, Konya, Trabzon, Eskisehir, Gaziantep and Izmit.

Servet Yardımcı, TFF vice-president and UEFA executive committee, said it was “a historic day” for Turkish football after submitting their application.

“Turkey is renowned for its determination and commitment, and it’s now time for Turkey to host it’s first-ever Euro tournament.”

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